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Re: Avoid booting direct to X.. I want my starx back

On Sat, Mar 02, 2002 at 07:25:51PM +0000, Lee Braiden wrote:
> Don't want to nit-pick, but it seems worth clarifying, given the
> confusion this often causes...
> > From: Matijs van Zuijlen <Matijs.van.Zuijlen@xs4all.nl>
> > KDE and Gnome are no window managers. They are session managers.
> No, they're not.  KDE is an integrated window manager & more -- what the
> KDE team and others refer to as a Desktop Environment (hence kDE).  Both
> projects include session managers, but are not limited to that.  GNOME
> doesn't have a window manager as such, although there are lots of window
> managers that are compatible with GNOME.  GNOME is essentially a Desktop
> Environment too, but I'm not sure they'd define the project that way.

Do want to nit-pick :-)

Yes they are, from the point of view of Debians X architecture, which
does not recognize the "Desktop Environment" concept.

~>apt-cache show gnome-session | grep Provides
Provides: x-session-manager
~>apt-cache show kdebase | grep Provides
Provides: x-session-manager

See also the thread that started with this message:


Note that I use Debian version 3.0
Linux emac140 2.4.17 #1 sön feb 10 20:21:22 CET 2002 i686 unknown

Hans Ekbrand

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